Welcome

The U.S. is always on top of the options to start a life transition.

This change is possible, financially viable and faster than you think.

Want to know more? HAYMAN-WOODWARD specialists, and our partners like SelectUSA program from United States Department of Commerce, BS2 Bank, Selecta Realty, will be able to find all the best options in Immigration, Business Development, Family Office services, Wealth Management and Concierge Services, Taxation, Investment Internationalization, Insurance, Banking, Real Estate and more in the event.

HAYMAN-WOODWARD - Building Value Across Borders

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HAYMAN-WOODWARD - Building Value Across Borders

The United States is always at the top of the list of preferences to start a life transition safely. But contrary to the expectations of some individuals, this life change is possible, financially feasible, and can happen in less time than you would expect. The world's largest economy and largest global consumer market offers many opportunities to professionals and entrepreneurs with a solid background, proven experience, and differentiated skills in their field. This window of opportunity attracts a growing number of foreigners.

If you plan to internationalize your investments, develop business and begin your expatriation to the United States, it’s important to seek the advice of experts with proven experience, acting in several jurisdictions and accredited by the U.S Government. For us and our partners, each case is unique and is treated as such, with personalized and individualized solutions.

Learn about all the options with HAYMAN-WOODWARD.


HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC is a U.S. Law Firm solely focused on Global Mobility, Immigration, and all areas of U.S. Federal law. With its headquarters positioned in the heart of Washington DC, HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC is one of the most prestigious international law firms in the United States, supporting companies and individuals, in their challenges to build value across borders.

HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC is affiliated with HAYMAN-WOODWARD CORP, a Business Advisory Group which has been providing Family Office Services, Business Development Advisory, Technology Management, Consumer Trends, Behavior Analysis & Profiling, and Business Consulting Services since 1996 with unparalleled experience and access across most industry segments and governments.

Our firm helps clients attain their global mobility goals as well as become high-performance businesses. HAYMAN-WOODWARD’s clientele is comprised of individuals and businesses all sizes, from small enterprises to Fortune 100 companies; as well as helping governments become more efficient.

HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC assists its clients’ tax and immigration (visas) needs worldwide, seamlessly bridging cultural gaps and ensuring clients continued success in the new market of their choice.

HAYMAN-WOODWARD’s team of legal professionals and management have a combined experience of over twenty years in their fields. We have staff attorneys who are licensed to practice in the United States of America, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Portugal, England & Wales, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil.

The entry for the summit is based only on invitation, it is not open to public. The summit is only available for selected guests, who has been invited via email. Only invited and registered people can attend the summit, no exceptions.

Agenda

All presentations and speeches will be held in Portugues language at the summit.

SEPT 20, SUMMIT

8:30 - 9:00
Registration

9:00 - 10:00
Breakfast

10:00 - 13:00
SUMMIT section 1

HAYMAN-WOODWARD Opening Speech

MIGUEL RISCH
Attorney Senior Partner
Immigration & Federal Law
LEONARDO FREITAS
Managing Partner

HAYMAN-WOODWARD, in more than two decades of operation, offers professional and personalized advice to clients and partners, in areas such as expatriation, international trade, tax and fiscal consulting and government liaison and business development services. HAYMAN-WOODWARD assists different target groups such as big and small companies, families, and individuals with every step of the expatriation and relocation process. Our legal team in each jurisdiction assists clients with visas managements, our logistics team helps with the transportation, safe passage and delivery of household goods, while our Family Office group will take care of all the other needs, including taxation, schools, legal and any other ancillary needs.

Leonardo Freitas
Mr. Freitas, a founding partner of the international firm HAYMAN-WOODWARD, is a former federal agent of the US Department of Homeland Security, a specialist in the expatriation of individuals and legal entities and business development in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Leonardo Freitas is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in government relations, international trade business development in the United States, as well as emerging markets, with a focus on Latin America and Asia. He served as senior business development executive for distinguished companies such as Philips Electronics, AT&T and Cisco Systems, with a remarkable track record in major government and private sector sales achievements. His natural ability to assess deceptive behavior led him to become a certified trainer in the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), a technique developed at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) by renowned psychiatrist and behavioral scientist Dr. Paul Ekman, and he furthered his studies in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Mr. Freitas became officially recognized for his ability to identify and interpret body language, facial micro-expressions and deceptive behavior. His remarkable skills have been used to assist law enforcement and intelligence agencies in special investigations during his decade-long tenure at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He founded TradeSmart in 1996, which in 2003 became HAYMAN-WOODWARD, in order to assist clients with international trade and business development through expatriation. An accomplished musician, he also attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music (Boston – USA), majoring in Music Production and Sound Engineering, and did an internship at Polygram Records (now Universal Music) as a post-production studio manager. Mr. Freitas is also a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he is a certified paramedic. As an aviator, avid skier, and yachtsman, he has traveled over 110 countries and visited the most remote areas of the world.
*Not a licensed attorney, but a non-attorney professional in the areas of immigration, taxation and business consulting.

Miguel Negeliskii Risch
Mr. Risch is a Brazilian-American Attorney and Senior Partner of HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC specializing in Immigration & Federal Law. He is admitted to practice in the United States, Brazil and Portugal. An accomplished internationally-renowned lawyer, he has been based in the United States for over 15 years. He earned a Bachelor of Laws / Júris Doctor with honors, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, where he clerked under Judge Márcio Keppler Fraga in both criminal and civil state court, in his native city of Porto Alegre. Mr. Risch then obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Miami in the United States. Prior to joining HAYMAN-WOODWARD he worked at prestigious immigration law firms, such as Rahbaran & Associates where he specialized in employment-based, family-based, and investment-based immigration cases; as well as complex cases involving domestic violence and political asylum. Mr. Risch also served as in-house counsel for Motorola and Fox Latin America, where he successfully negotiated a variety of international contracts, in addition to handling complex international tax matters and both immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters for their employees. Since becoming a partner at HAYMAN-WOODWARD Mr. Risch has been leading an unparalleled legal team which is fully proficient in the many complex areas of immigration and tax laws, including but not limited to National Interest Waivers, Asylums, multinational transfers, extraordinary and exceptional abilities, artists and entertainers, athletes, naturalizations, bilateral international tax treaties, wills and trusts, estate planning, tax planning, and much more.
*Not licensed in the District of Columbia, licensed in the State of New York; practice limited to representation under federal law before federal agencies in immigration and tax.

SelectUSA presentation

Topic: Government
ANDRÉ LEAL
Investment Specialist

SelectUSA is a U.S. government-wide program housed in the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since its inception, SelectUSA has facilitated more than US$ 24 billion in investment, creating and/or retaining tens of thousands of U.S. jobs. Our mission is to facilitate job-creating business investment into the United States and raise awareness of the critical role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in the U.S. economy. As chair of the Federal Interagency Investment Working Group (IIWG), SelectUSA works with more than 20 federal agencies and bureaus to increase coordination and provide guidance and information to respond to specific and broad- reaching issues that affect business investment decisions. Through its ombudsman services, SelectUSA collaborates with IIWG agency partners to help address investor questions and concerns relating to a wide range of federal regulatory issues. SelectUSA helps companies of all sizes find the information they need to make decisions; connect to the right people at the local level; and navigate the federal regulatory system. SelectUSA also assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy.

André Leal
Mr. Leal is the Brazilian point of contact for SelectUSA program. He holds a bachelor degree in International Relations, as well as an extension from New York University. Additionally, he has attended the Executive MBA from Insper in São Paulo. With a strong track record in working for foreign governments, André Leal is responsible to provide in- country support for Brazilian firms willing to invest in the U.S., as well as promote the 50 U.S. State Economic Development Organizations in Brazil.

HAYMAN-WOODWARD Family Office presentation

Topic: Wealth management and Concierge services
ALEXANDRE ROVAI
Finance Director
FRANK GARCIA III
Wealth Management
Managing Director

HAYMAN-WOODWARD, in more than two decades of operation, offers professional and personalized advice to clients and partners, in areas such as expatriation, international trade, tax and fiscal consulting and government liaison and business development services. HAYMAN-WOODWARD assists different target groups such as big and small companies, families, and individuals with every step of the expatriation and relocation process. Our legal team in each jurisdiction assists clients with visas managements, our logistics team helps with the transportation, safe passage and delivery of household goods, while our Family Office group will take care of all the other needs, including taxation, schools, legal and any other ancillary needs.

Frank Garcia III
Mr. Garcia is a specialist in wealth management and financial planning, focusing primarily on international clients. Throughout the past two decades, his expertise has successfully advised clients in wealth preservation plans for their future generations. Mr. Garcia’s background stems from reputable institutions as Merrill Lynch, Prudential, Credit Suisse and UBS. He is enthused about his work at Hayman-Woodward managing investments for High Net Worth clients and families in the United States.

Alexandre Rovai
Mr. Rovai holds a bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (FAAP – SP – BR) with an Executive MBA (Stetson University – FL – USA). He has over fifteen years’ experience in finance, tax, accounting, audit and compliance. While working with PricewaterhouseCooper for several years, Mr. Rovai had the opportunity to deal with multinational companies, giving him the expertise working with offshore structures for important executives in Brazil. In addition, Mr. Rovai prepared Financial Statements and financial documents for the Brazilian Central Bank.

HAYMAN-WOODWARD Tax presentation

Topic: Taxation and company incorporation US and other foreign jurisdictions
LUIS GUILHERME B. GONCALVES
Senior International Tax Advisor

HAYMAN-WOODWARD, in more than two decades of operation, offers professional and personalized advice to clients and partners, in areas such as expatriation, international trade, tax and fiscal consulting and government liaison and business development services. HAYMAN-WOODWARD assists different target groups such as big and small companies, families, and individuals with every step of the expatriation and relocation process. Our legal team in each jurisdiction assists clients with visas managements, our logistics team helps with the transportation, safe passage and delivery of household goods, while our Family Office group will take care of all the other needs, including taxation, schools, legal and any other ancillary needs.

Luis Guilherme B. Goncalves
Mr. Guilherme is a Brazilian Tax Lawyer with more than 15 years of experience in dealing with complex cross-border tax issues, assisting Brazilian and foreign clients in designing and implementing corporate and tax-efficient structures. As an international tax professional, Luis has worked for KPMG and for some of the most prestigious Brazilian law firms. Further, he has also acted as the Head of the Tax for the Latin American operations of a major Argentinean agribusiness player and for the Brazilian operations of CVS Health Corporation. On the academic side, Luis has earned a J.D. Degree in Brazil from Faculdade de Direito de São Bernardo do Campo and two Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degrees, the first one in Tax Law in Brazil from INSPER and the second one in International Taxation in the U.S. from University of Florida Levin College of Law. Due to his academic and professional backgrounds, Luis has acquired a solid experience in dealing with all sorts of international tax matters involving both multinational enterprises and High-Net-Worth individuals with business/interests in Latin America, the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Australia.

BS2 Bank presentation

Topic: Your Financial Services HUB
To Be Announced

We are a bank with strong background on credit origination and strategic partnerships. Since our foundation in 1992, Bonsucesso (our previous name) has developed an important role in great segments of brazilian credit market, such as vehicle financing and payroll deductible loans. More recently we have intensified efforts to increase service fee-based revenues, specially on foreign exchange and payment transactions, while we prepare the launching of our digital banking platform. In a few months, all our services – current account, foreign exchange, investments and far more – will be on a digital platform where you can do everything online, at any time and in a safe way. A true hub of financial products and services.We will also continue to operate in some traditional banking segments, such as working capital loans, credit rights acquisions, and asset management services. Would you like to know more about us?
Access www.bs2.com/banco and know our trajectory!

Selecta Realty presentation

Topic: Real Estate
Bruna Sereno
Principal Broker

Selecta Realty is a company specializing in real estate investment for housing, vacation or business investment. We provide complete service to those interested in relocating to the Florida, investing or owning a business. We have helped hundreds of families in the process of buying and selling. We assist indicating the best maintenance, decoration, legal, and accounting professionals as well all professionals in any other areas necessary to meet the most particular needs of our clients. With vast knowledge of the market, our team is fully qualified to meet the needs of even the most demanding clients.

Bruna Sereno
Ms. Sereno is Brazilian and nationalized American, with a Business degree from Webster University, Orlando, Florida, she worked for 4 years in the finance department of the Sea World theme park, developed significant experience in finance and business. She has been working in multi-cultural area of developing professional relationships with foreign investors, since 2010 when she got her real estate license. Highly qualified to provide highly professional service and insurance, contributing greatly to the success of customers seeking support in their financial decisions in their real estate investments with confidence, satisfaction and tranquility.

DEBATE

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch

14:30 - 17:30
SUMMIT section 2

HAYMAN-WOODWARD presentation

Topic: Immigration and Business Development
MIGUEL RISCH
Senior Partner
Immigration & Federal Law
LEONARDO FREITAS
Managing Business Partner

HAYMAN-WOODWARD, in more than two decades of operation, offers professional and personalized advice to clients and partners, in areas such as expatriation, international trade, tax and fiscal consulting and government liaison and business development services. HAYMAN-WOODWARD assists different target groups such as big and small companies, families, and individuals with every step of the expatriation and relocation process. Our legal team in each jurisdiction assists clients with visas managements, our logistics team helps with the transportation, safe passage and delivery of household goods, while our Family Office group will take care of all the other needs, including taxation, schools, legal and any other ancillary needs.

Leonardo Freitas
Mr. Freitas, a founding partner of the international firm HAYMAN-WOODWARD, is a former federal agent of the US Department of Homeland Security, a specialist in the expatriation of individuals and legal entities and business development in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Leonardo Freitas is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in government relations, international trade business development in the United States, as well as emerging markets, with a focus on Latin America and Asia. He served as senior business development executive for distinguished companies such as Philips Electronics, AT&T and Cisco Systems, with a remarkable track record in major government and private sector sales achievements. His natural ability to assess deceptive behavior led him to become a certified trainer in the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), a technique developed at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) by renowned psychiatrist and behavioral scientist Dr. Paul Ekman, and he furthered his studies in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Mr. Freitas became officially recognized for his ability to identify and interpret body language, facial micro-expressions and deceptive behavior. His remarkable skills have been used to assist law enforcement and intelligence agencies in special investigations during his decade-long tenure at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He founded TradeSmart in 1996, which in 2003 became HAYMAN-WOODWARD, in order to assist clients with international trade and business development through expatriation. An accomplished musician, he also attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music (Boston – USA), majoring in Music Production and Sound Engineering, and did an internship at Polygram Records (now Universal Music) as a post-production studio manager. Mr. Freitas is also a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he is a certified paramedic. As an aviator, avid skier, and yachtsman, he has traveled over 110 countries and visited the most remote areas of the world.
*Not a licensed attorney, but a non-attorney professional in the areas of immigration, taxation and business consulting.

Miguel Negeliskii Risch
Mr. Risch is a Brazilian-American Attorney and Senior Partner of HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC specializing in Immigration & Federal Law. He is admitted to practice in the United States, Brazil and Portugal. An accomplished internationally-renowned lawyer, he has been based in the United States for over 15 years. He earned a Bachelor of Laws / Júris Doctor with honors, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, where he clerked under Judge Márcio Keppler Fraga in both criminal and civil state court, in his native city of Porto Alegre. Mr. Risch then obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Miami in the United States. Prior to joining HAYMAN-WOODWARD he worked at prestigious immigration law firms, such as Rahbaran & Associates where he specialized in employment-based, family-based, and investment-based immigration cases; as well as complex cases involving domestic violence and political asylum. Mr. Risch also served as in-house counsel for Motorola and Fox Latin America, where he successfully negotiated a variety of international contracts, in addition to handling complex international tax matters and both immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters for their employees. Since becoming a partner at HAYMAN-WOODWARD Mr. Risch has been leading an unparalleled legal team which is fully proficient in the many complex areas of immigration and tax laws, including but not limited to National Interest Waivers, Asylums, multinational transfers, extraordinary and exceptional abilities, artists and entertainers, athletes, naturalizations, bilateral international tax treaties, wills and trusts, estate planning, tax planning, and much more.
*Not licensed in the District of Columbia, licensed in the State of New York; practice limited to representation under federal law before federal agencies in immigration and tax.

Success Stories

Q & A

HAYMAN-WOODWARD Closing Speech

17:30 - 18:30
COCKTAIL

SEPT 21, HAYMAN-WOODWARD CONSULTATIONS

9:00 - 18:00
Pre-scheduled HAYMAN-WOODWARD Consultations

Location

Hilton São Paulo Morumbi

Address: Av. das Nações Unidas, 12901 - Brooklin Paulista, São Paulo - SP, 04578-000, Brazil
Phone: +55 11 2845-0000

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